Monday, January 25, 2010

A LITANY for REPENTANCE...

From Psalm 51
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Adapted from The Book of Common Prayer
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Most Holy and merciful FATHER, In the Name of Thy Beloved SON+, JESUS CHRIST, our LORD:
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We confess to THEE and to one another,
and to the whole communion of saints
in Heaven and on earth and before Thy Heavenly Hosts,
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That we have sinned by our own fault
in thought, word, and deed;
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
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We have not loved THEE with our
whole heart, and mind , and strength:
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Against THEE, THEE only, have I sinned,
and done this evil in Thy sight.
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We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves:
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Against THEE, THEE only, have I sinned,
and done this evil in Thy sight.
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We have not forgiven others, as we have been forgiven:
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Against THEE, THEE only, have I sinned,
and done this evil in Thy sight.
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We have been deaf to your call to serve, as CHRIST served us:
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Against THEE, THEE only, have I sinned,
and done this evil in Thy sight.
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We have not been true to the mind of CHRIST:
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Against THEE, THEE only, have I sinned,
and done this evil in Thy sight.
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We have grieved Thy HOLY SPIRIT:
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Against THEE, THEE only, have I sinned,
and done this evil in Thy sight.
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We see our past unfaithfulness to THEE and Thy HOLY WORD:
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We confess this as sin, O LORD.
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We see the pride, hypocrisy, and impatience in our lives:
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We confess this as sin, O LORD.
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We see our self-indulgent appetities and ways:
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We confess this as sin, O LORD.
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We see the times we have taken advantage of others:
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We confess this as sin, O LORD.
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We also have taken advantage of Thy Mercy, O LORD:
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We confess this as sin, O LORD.
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We admit to our own anger and temper:
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I acknowledge my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
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And to our envy of those more fortunate than ourselves:
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I acknowledge my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
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We see our intemperate love of worldly goods and creature comforts
and how we cling to worldly values:
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I acknowledge my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
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We see our dishonesty in daily life and work:
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I acknowledge my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
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We admit our negligence in prayer and worship,
and our failure to commend the faith that is in us.
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I acknowledge my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
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O LORD, accept my repentance for the wrongs I have so foolishly done... for all false judgments, for uncharitable thoughts toward my neighbors... for not taking Thy WORD to heart ... for committing these sins which have so grieved THEE+ .
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Cleanse me, O SAVIOR CHRIST, and create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me.
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Restore unto me the joy of Thy+ Salvation, and uphold me with a willing Spirit.
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Almighty GOD, The FATHER of our LORD JESUS CHRIST... O THOU Who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his sin and live...
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I thank THEE for pardoning me, as I truly repent .
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I thank THEE for giving me through JESUS Thy SON+ the means of Grace and the hope of Glory.
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And to THEE+, HOLY ONE+, I pray I will learn to please THEE+ and that the rest of my life hereafter may be pure and holy... so that at the last, I may indeed be welcomed into Thy+ Eternal Joy. Amen.
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In the name of THE FATHER,
THE SON+,
and THE HOLY SPIRIT:
both now and forever,
Amen.

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